Out This Week 3/22

Although the post-SXSW list of releases is a bit thin compared to previous weeks, there are some excellent new albums to send you trekking to your favorite record store. Included on the list are a few notable Seattle artists such as the eminently lovable indie band BOAT, whose album cover for Dress Like Your Idols is fun who’s who of alternative rock. (BOAT, by the way, will be our guests live on KEXP tomorrow morning at 9:30AM. Tune in!). Another great indie band from the Northwest (from Anacortes, actually), The Lonely Forest are releasing their new record, Arrows, as the debut on the Chris Walla-helmed Trans Records. And though she’s Danish, Maggie Bjorklund spent a bit of time in the Seattle area and recorded her new album, Coming Home, with guest including notable NW artists like Rachel Flotard, Jon Auer and Mark Lanegan.

Other worthwhile new releases come from Sweden’s Acid House Kings, New Orleans’ shoegazers Belong, 70’s funk-lovin’ San Francisco musician Quinn Luke, aka Bing Ji Ling, Orange County based but channeling Manchester band Voxhaul Broadcast, and UK producer Gold Panda, who collects a few 2009 EPs into one fine album, and who will also be live on KEXP tomorrow! (Tune in for Gold Panda at noon!). Also of note, The Strokes have released their fourth studio album and Duran Duran their thirteenth! Check out all of these and more on Largehearted Boy’s list, and sample selections right here:

Acid House Kings – Are We Lovers Or Are We Friends? (MP3)
from Music Sounds Better with You on Labrador Records

Karen Ann – My Name Is Trouble
from 101 on Blue Note Records

Ed Askew – Deep Water (MP3)
from Imperfiction on Drag City

Baby Dee – Yapapipi (MP3)
from Regifted Light on Drag City

Belong – Perfect Life (MP3)
from Common Era on Kranky

Bing Ji Ling – Everybody (MP3)
from Shadow to Shine on Tummy Touch Records

Maggie Bjorklund – Intertwined (MP3)
from Coming Home on Bloodshot Records

BOAT – Forever In Armitron (MP3)
from Dress Like Your Idols on Magic Marker

Edwyn Collins – Losing Sheep
from Losing Sheep on Heavenly Recordings

Dangerous Ponies – I Only Wear My Favorite Clothes at Home (MP3)
from Dangerous Ponies on Punk Rock Payroll

Duran Duran – All You Need Is Now
from All You Need Is Now on S-Curve Records

Algodon Egipcio – El Dia Previo (MP3)
from La Lucha Constante on Lefse Records

William Fitzsimmons – The Tide Pulls from the Moon
from Gold In The Shadow on Nettwerk Records

Gary Higgins – Laugh a Little (MP3)
from A Dream a While Back on Drag City

Leverage Models – Tonight When I Burn (MP3)
from Interim Deliverable EP on Home Tapes

The Lonely Forest – Coyote (MP3)
from Arrows on Trans Records

Micachu and the Shapes – Everything (MP3)
from Chopped & Screwed on Rough Trade

Parenthetical Girls – The Pornographer (MP3)
from Privilege, Pt. 3 on Slender Means Society

Penguins Kill Polar Bears – Lungs (MP3)
from Vessels & Veins on Dromedary Records

The Soundtrack of Our Lives – Karmageddon
from Golden Greats No. 1 on Little W Productions USA/The Orchard

The Strokes – Under Cover Of Darkness
from Angles on RCA Records

Voxhaul Broadcast ‒ Leaving on the 5th (MP3)
from Timing is Everything (self-released)

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  1. Eugenia
    Posted March 22, 2011 at 3:47 pm | Permalink

    I hope you guys feature a free mp3, or an article, on Craft Spell’s album “Idle Labor” that was also released today but it’s not listed above. See, the band is from Seattle and they’re real good! :)

  2. Posted March 22, 2011 at 7:11 pm | Permalink

    The physical album comes out next week!

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